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Blockade on Cuba is a crime against humanity, denounced in LuxembourgLuxembourg, April 23 (Prensa Latina) The economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba becomes, in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic, a crime against humanity, denounced this Thursday Christiane Tonnar, president of the association Solidarity Luxembourg-Cuba (SLC).


Khartoum, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development in Western Africa (IGAD) is assessing the progress in the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan, at an extraordinary session in this capital on Thursday.


Santiago de Chile, April 23 (Prensa Latina) Although Chilean authorities seem increasingly inclined to a new normality that would imply the resumption of classes and work activities, this Thursday three new locations in this capital enter into total quarantine.


Asuncion, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Patricia Samudio, head of the state-owned oil company Petroleos Paraguayos (Petropar), presented her resignation before the current criminal investigation for alleged irregular purchase of products to fight the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.


Peruvian companies to leave more than 84,000 workers without payLima, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Social unrest currently tends to worsen in Peru, after it was known that 84,345 workers won't receive pay for three months, as employers accept a decree that allows it.


 Cuba, emblematic in solidarity, says FSLN leader in NicaraguaManagua, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is emblematic by sending doctors to different countries of the world in the face of the current world pandemic of the Covid-19, commented today Carlos Fonseca Teran, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).


 Quality of medical care enables low lethality in CubaHavana, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The quality of medical care, government measures and scientific protocols make it possible for Cuba to have a low case fatality rate for Covid-19, said today the national director of Epidemiology, Francisco Durán.


 On Earth Day, UN calls for change towards a sustainable economyUnited Nations, April 22 (Prensa Latina) On International Mother Earth Day, the UN is advocating this Wednesday for a shift to a more sustainable economy and way of life, one that works for both people and the planet in its diversity.


 Example of Cuba unleashes imperial wrath, Belgian activist saidBrussels, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's medical internationalism stands out again in the times of the Covid-19, an example that unleashes the imperial wrath of the United States, said Belgian solidarity activist Freddy Tack this Wednesday.


 Angola's authorities appreciate the arrival of Cuba's medical brigadeLuanda, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban healthcare professionals, most of them specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine (MGI), began to arrive in the provinces of Angola to join the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the local press highlighted this Wednesday.


 USA bans entry for 60 days to those seeking residenceWashington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump indicated his executive order to ban immigration to this country will initially last for 60 days and will be applied to those seeking permanent residence in this country.